Manotick Brass Ensemble

Meet the Composer/Arranger



Lloyd Hiscock

E. F. Lloyd Hiscock BMus. 


Lloyd’s involvement with music is varied: orchestra, band, dance and jazz combo, in classical, jazz and pop styles.  Ask Lloyd what he plays and you will get Duke Ellington’s answer to the same question: I play piano but the band is my instrument!  And while Lloyd plays several instruments, the band is his instrument, too!  Much of Lloyd’s study is self-directed and includes Eastman School of Music Workshops, Humber College, Berklee Courses, Salvation Army Music Camps, Concordia and Carleton Universities (BMus) and private study. 

Lloyd is published by Eighth Note Publishing (Toronto) and Castle Music (Scotland).  His work is performed by musicians in Canada, USA, Australia and England.  Over the years his projects and recordings include Montreal’s CFCF TV, documentary videos, Vern Isaac’s Big Band and The Maple Leaf Brass Band both of Ottawa.  For the MLBB Lloyd was commissioned to transcribe and arrange a selection of the music of Canadian composer James Gayfer.  You can visit Lloyd at 

Over the past several years Manotick Brass has commissioned Lloyd to complete over a dozen arrangements for brass quintet.  The most recent include:

                Calling all Workers  - a bright march by Eric Coates

                The Wild, Wild West – a medley of cowboy somgs

                 A Canadian Royal Salute - a special commission to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

                Caribbean Christmas – a medley of 3 calypso style carols. 

                Songs of Winter – a medley of 3 Christmas carols by John Rutter 

                Sunset on the St. Lawrence – attributed to music publisher Frederick Harris 

                High Park – a bright march by Canadian Composer Charles Thiele 

                El Mambi  – a patriotic Cuban song

                Vive les Canadiens – a medley of 3 Canadian Folk songs recently published by Eighth Note Publications

                 (Cat. No.BQ11371)